What The World Needs

Sharon Lee Davies-Tight 2.15.2021


The reason why Africa is backwards is because that’s where Africans live. They take their bad habits and their leaning behaviors wherever they migrate.

Living on The Edge of Cleveland and Lakewood – old Irish and Black neighborhoods – I wonder what happened to all the African immigrants that dotted the landscape stealing goods from markets to resell at bars and taverns for drug money. A pandemic isn’t good for pan handlers.

What’s Africa doing, giving their drug addicts free passage to America to let “the land of the free” deal with them?” They all have accents. They speak English. Does Nigerian English sound different from Uganda English?

  • Besides, there are people in some African countries who speak French, Arabic, and others languages. You might be wondering: “How many countries are in Africa?” Today, there are 54 countries in Africa in general according to the United Nations official statistic. And 24 of them are English speaking.

They make a business out of reselling stolen property, even use plastic organizing boxes to showcase their goods. “At least we’re not begging” they say when you turn them down.

‘Hey I shop in this neighborhood. I know those people you’re stealing from. Don’t expect me to steal from my neighbor by buying what you stole from them.’

A black woman hears me and issues a sharp rebuke, ‘you don’t know what it’s like; you could be there some day.’ Then she got all huffy and arrogant, like she just taught me a lesson.

I wanted to add to it, ‘then why not just give the money and let him keep the product?’ but thought better of it. It seemed she read my mind, since she rebuked me again with, ‘at least he’s working for it’.

What? So she doesn’t have to steal, now he works for her?

They all want to be the Mafia. Why do people want to be like the people they hate?

So now they’re gone. Not one of them left. So they had homes to go to after all.

I wonder if they’ll be back when the pandemic is over? Maybe it got too cold, but they went out in winter before.

One guy used to sit at the bus stop with no intention of taking one, preparing himself for his next scam target. He takes a jar of vaseline from his pocket, takes a big dab and rubs it all over his eye balls to make them sting and tear up.

I wonder how he could do that, pushing his eyeballs in, hard, rubbing hard, repeatedly, bare eyeballs, not with lids shut…he probably has a home to go to as well.

Some people still do prefer to beg than steal. He at least has integrity. He knows what it feels like for someone to steal from him and he applies it to others. When he tries to con me into giving him money he promises to go to a meeting. He’ll get there someday.

You can’t call backwards countries Third World any more; it’s no longer suitable. All the Lords got sensitive when they were called out for corruption, so rather than change their ways, they feigned indignation at being called Third World and focused on those two words, rather than taking responsibility for their own greed.

Then somebody, probably British inspired, changed the words to Developing Countries. Now it sounds like the Lords are participating in raising Africa from the fires they set themselves.

Are they?

Greed is addicting, as are the other six deadly sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth (lazy).

It’s not easy to give up corruption when you’re on the receiving end. So all these African Lords just do the ‘hokey-pokey’ and turn themselves around? I don’t think that’s how it works.

How long does it take to develop a nation? A continent of nations? They’ve been at it for a long time.

Britain tried to push them along to no avail.

How does someone transition from surviving on handouts to self-sufficiency?

How many panhandlers are drug addicts?

Why so many poor people in Africa who aren’t on drugs?

Are Africans lower intelligence than Asians or Europeans? Are natives or indigenous people lower intelligence than city dwellers? Is that why they can’t figure out how to get out of the forest?

Then why so many poor people in large cities? Not enough jobs? Too many jobs paying below subsistence wages?

I never thought one race was smarter than another, but then why so many poor people in Africa? Or is that a lie the world is told, so the world will keep giving, while the African Lords keep taking?

Through my life most images I saw of Africans in Africa were people destitute for survival goods and services. Who built all those sky scraper buildings in the city centers?

Don’t all continents have large swaths of rural areas? Are they all poor too? Do they need more cities? Why do Africans at this late stage of underdeveloped need outsiders to show them how to plant seeds and grow food? Shouldn’t they have been able to figure that out thousands of years ago? Shouldn’t they have been able to develop skills on their own? Do they lack ingenuity? Why do they stay in droughted areas? The continent is practically an island, surrounded by oceans. Why aren’t they using them? By now they should have the most sophisticated salt removal systems on the planet. Why not?

What the world needs:

America needs more drug treatment centers. So does Africa. So do all countries. Where are they? Stop treating addicts like prisoners. Unless you can predict a high success and low recidivism rate, the addict doesn’t qualify? Lower the bar. Eventually they’ll get sick of returning.

Where’s your humanity. Stop treating sick people like statistics.

Get rid of the red tape. Keep insurance companies out of it.

Walk-ins welcome 24/7. Everywhere drugs are sold. Neighborhood rehab clinics. Why aren’t they already built? Too much arguing and name-calling in congress? Work hardest for those who suffer the most. No preferential treatment by race or religion, gender, age – everybody gets treated the same.

Make the liquor industry pay for them – all of them. The pharmaceuticals too. Two big industries causing the most pain and suffering get away Scot-free?

Not this time.

Ante up.

How fast can you build? As fast as China? What? No builders left? Where’d they all go? Nobody wants the job?

Stop with the lies and build.

Oh, did I tell you? It’s free to all. Not to all who qualify – to all who want it. Not down the road, or wait your turn. Now. That’s what walk-in means. Not free to walk-in and fill out an application.

Do you think you can handle that?

Now. Not next year.

Africa can’t build a hospital every place a few families decide to live on uninhabitable land. They need to consolidate better. You can’t give everybody a car so they can drive twenty miles to work or a hospital. Why do Africans not consider where they live in terms of access to these services?

Africa has had droughted areas forever. So why keep living there? Africa is big enough. Move. Where are the planners? Stop using as excuses familial ties. Everybody needs to move. What do they think, that God is going to drop them an ocean in the middle of Africa?

What do they do in Arab countries? They live in the desert with the same problems. Why hasn’t Africans figured all this out? Too many outsiders want building contracts? Israel and China? Who else? Why can’t Africa employ Africans? I’m shocked that Africans let this go on so long.

In the end, nothing gets done because everybody wants a piece of the action. So they settle for giveaway grains. Why are Africans raising livestock in droughted areas or anywhere for that matter? It’s not efficient and not economical. It takes up too much land, water and food.

Africans more than anyone need to manufacture plant meats and plant dairy. They’ve been holding the world back for far too long with their destructive and disruptive culture.

Build plant meat and plant dairy factories. Everywhere. Are they so backwards they don’t know what’s going on in rest of the world, but they’re screaming for help from that world? They have computers, stop pretending they don’t. They’re on the internet. Lots of them have vegan wreaths around their profile faces of Facebook. They say they’re vegan, so build plant meat and plant dairy factories.

Stop hustling. The world doesn’t need another hustle.

Ninety percent of America’s population lives within 10 miles of a Walmart. What’s the African answer to that?

Any factories in Africa? What do they make?

How would I know? The only images I see are of fat mothers holding starving children with flies hanging around their tear ducts.


Like many other countries located in West Africa, Ghana also has English as the official language. It was during the colonial times that English was passed on to the Ghanaians by the British.

Today, it is being used everywhere around the country, including in office, media, and business.


Just like Ghana, Nigeria also inherited English from the British during the colonial era. It makes it one of the countries with English as the official language in West Africa.

In some regions, especially the urban regions, more dominant English speakers can be found.

The Gambia

From the time of the colonial rule, English remains to be the official language of Gambia. Presented by the British, it is still widely spoken in the country. However, Wolof is also spoken widely as a first language.


Just the same as other West African countries, Liberia also speaks English officially. It has been a notable language ever since the country was founded.  

Sierra Leone

English has been the principal language of Sierra Leone ever since the British rule. Bengali is the second official language of the country, while other non-official languages are also widely spoken.

Saint Helena

Saint Helena also belongs to the list of countries that speak English as the official language. However, they have their own dialects that are not very easily followed by outsiders.


English was made the official language by the British during the colonial rule. It is the language of the government, media, business, and education.


Arabic remained the official language of Sudan for a long time until it was removed and English was made the only official language of the country. It is now the principal language of the country.


English and African were made the official languages after the First World War. Before which the German colonized the country for three decades. Now English is the primary language of the country.


From the forty recognized languages, English is the official language of the country. A majority of the population speaks and understands the language.


English and Swazi are the two official languages of Swaziland. People are well-versed in the English language as it is the language of the business, education, and the media.


English is the official language of Tanzania in addition to Swahili. English is used widely and effectively in many parts of the country.


English and Setswana are the two official languages of Botswana. And while Setswana is the national language of the country, the business language remains to be English.


French and English both are the official languages of the country, as it was colonized by both French and the UK at different times. There are many languages spoken in Cameroon, but these two are the only official ones.


Just like Cameroon, the official languages of the country are French and English. Before the country was taken by French and then the UK, the country was colonized by the Dutch who overtook it from the Arabs.


The country of Kenya has two official languages that are English and Swahili. While Swahili is the national language English was only adapted during the colonial rule of the British.


Also adopted only during the colonial rule, English is the official language of Lesotho. However, the Sesotho – also an official language – is more widely spoken in the country.


The people of Malawi speak Chewa and English as their official languages. English was brought to the country during the colonial period as well.


The country has three official languages among which one is English. During the British rule, English was spread through the country and it remains to be the official language till date.


Also a country with three official languages including Arabic, Tigrigna, and English. English was introduced after the Second World War


English is one of the four official languages of Rwanda. English was introduced in order to sustain a place in the global market and international business.


Somaliland also has three official languages, English, Arabic, and Somali. During the colonization of North-West, English was introduced and have stayed ever since.

South Africa

English is one of the many official languages of the country. It was spread when the British took over from the Dutch in the 1800s.


Zimbabwe is a country that has fifteen official languages, in addition to English. English language was made official during the colonial times by the British. Other languages are also widely spoken in the country.


Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer/author, animal-free chef, activist

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